Paul Charity started his career in the sector by co-founding the Bulldog Hotel Group (now the Coaching Inn Group) but his love and passion for journalism led him to return and eventually take on the role of Group Editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and M&C Report, where he built them into market leaders. Paul is the co-founder and managing director of Propel Hospitality, publishing the industry’s leading daily news wire – Propel Morning Briefing – and Propel Quarterly, an editorially led business magazine for senior executives within the pub, bar, late night, restaurant and foodservice sector and a portfolio of events.
Jo Charity has a wealth of experience in sales and events, having worked on the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality where she held the role of key accounts manager giving her experience in recruitment advertising and sponsorship sales. Co-founding Propel, Jo launched the Propel Quarterly publication along with the best attended conference series for multiple operators – Multi Club.
Sharon Dickinson has worked in publishing for 29 years within B2B media and sponsorship at leading publishing houses including William Reed as Head of Events on Morning Advertiser, DMG, Wilmington, RBI and now Propel. Since joining Propel in September 2012 Sharon has grown the events portfolio as well as the advertising on the Morning Briefing and the Propel Quarterly magazine.
Paul Bishop worked for Trinity Mirror, the largest publisher in the UK, before joining Propel. He is in day-to-day control of editorial content and output at Propel, overseeing a daily newsletter, breaking stories and Propel’s high quality quarterly magazine.
Anne Steele has many years experience as a senior account handler in the events, PR and communications functions across a range of business sectors. Prior to joining Propel Anne’s industry experience has included clients in international and domestic travel and tourism, the arts, corporate communications, recruitment, publishing, schools and education.
Martin Cooper is a veteran journalist, who has worked for a wide variety of newspapers and trade magazines covering a bewildering range of subjects. He is also lead singer with pub rock band The Fish Brothers, known for their enthusiastic advocacy of the drinks industry with self-penned songs such as “I’m a drinker” and “24-hour drinking”. Their Britain’s Got Talent audition ended, predictably, in failure. He will watch any sport especially if his son, Floyd, is involved.
Jonathan Taylor is a specialist in design, publishing and web development. He has created and maintains everything digital for Propel and designs our quarterly publication. His CV includes spells working for Johnson Press and William Reed Business Media in senior roles.